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London, United Kingdom, 2008/02/06 - New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Services Opportunities in LSIT in Europe, finds that the market generated revenues of $100 million in 2006 and estimates this to triple by 2013 to reach $300 million.
Life sciences companies across Europe are looking for an extensive mix of services and solutions. Accordingly, service opportunities in life sciences IT (LSIT) are set to expand considerably as life sciences gear up to tackle bioinformatics and a host of key technology solutions.
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (healthcareIT.frost.com), Services Opportunities in LSIT in Europe, finds that the market generated revenues of $100 million in 2006 and estimates this to triple by 2013 to reach $300 million.
"While significant growth opportunities for service vendors in LSIT exist, life sciences companies need to be convinced about the need for integrated services and also the benefits of investing in them as the entire industry is in a cost-cutting phase," notes Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst E. Sujith. "Market participants with highly scalable services and solutions stand to make strong gains with firms having experience in packaged services poised to make substantial profit."
The life sciences industry is currently in a mode of consolidation, resulting in organisations having to cope with a host of disparate IT systems and environments, classified by silos of applications, platforms and infrastructure. In many cases, there is no provision for the creation and/or management of common practices and sharing of services.
"Significant scope and opportunity exist for LSIT companies to provide all these services in a bundle so as to make the life sciences industry more cost effective," says Sujith. "There is tremendous potential for LSIT vendors who can provide a one-shop stop for all services."
The life sciences industry is facing a lot of pressure due to cost cutting imperatives and a rapidly changing regulatory environment. However, they are slowly realising the need to attain greater synergy within their organisations through IT services.
This is being reflected in the year-on-year increases in IT budgets, and the rising number of processes that are being automated. While these are promising trends, service vendors for LSIT will continue to face the challenge of rapidly changing regulations and will need to demonstrate improved ROI in the future.
"Services in LSIT represent a key means to systematically overhaul life sciences organisations," states Sujith. "However, the level of integration and investment required to realise this goal is high and is easier said than done."
A shortage of skilled employees who can create and implement effective services for the life sciences industry poses another obstacle to sustained market expansion. The need to convince customers about ROI related to LSIT services is also a major challenge, amidst industry wide cost cutting.
"Services in LSIT seek to achieve different objectives across various sectors in the life sciences industry," advises Sujith. "They therefore require professionals in the industry to be trained and strategic partnerships to be created so as to provide quality services at the highest level."
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